Burren College of Art Summer School 2017 – Global Ecologies Studio

global-ecologies-studioApplication deadline: 15 February

Burren College of Art is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2017 Summer School – Global Ecologies Studio, which runs from June 24th – July 22, 2017.

Now in its second year, this four week program is a combined studio and science course offered to students who are looking for an opportunity to explore their studio art practice while examining various concepts found in ecology and earth systems. Global Ecologies Studio is based in the Burren of Western Ireland, which provides a unique experiential and observable location with which to explore the relationships between landscape and the social sphere.

We will investigate, with a combined science and fine art practice, how our social and earth ecologies coexist and interrelate. We will examine ways anthropogenic influences are shaping large-scale interactions of climate, oceans and the biosphere to define our shared environment. Class meetings will include seminars on the scientific discourse around ecological thought, as well as discussions of contemporary fine art practice by faculty and visiting Irish artists, and local experts of The Burren. Multiple field trips and excursions into the local landscape and cultural surroundings will be an important component of the course. Environmental and social justice, ecological thought, and activism will be central themes.

The course is co-taught by Emily Bosanquet (Pacific Northwest College of Art) and Hugh Pocock (Maryland Institute College of Art), and is worth 6 credits (3 studio, 3 science), 200/300 level.

To Apply please visit:

Questions can be directed to Hugh Pocock at hpocock@mica.edu or Lisa Newman at lisa@burrencollege.ie

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